Use this tab to configure how users can access distribution points for a package.
|Share name||Resulting path on distribution points|
If the share name is entered as a share only, as in the first example, all files and subdirectories within that share will be deleted and re-created each time the package is updated or refreshed. If the share name is entered as a share name and a path, only the bottom path (Office98 and Excel in the above examples) will be deleted and re-created each time the package is updated or refreshed.
To control which drive either the default or custom package folder is created on, assign the distribution point role to a Windows NT share rather than a computer running Windows NT Server. For more information, see Site Systems Configuration Overview. For distribution points on Windows NT shares, if a share name is entered for a package, it is treated as a path beneath the distribution point share (\\MyServer\MyShare):
|Package share name||Resulting path on distribution points|
Note If you distribute the package to clients that do not support long file names, make sure that the share value does not contain share or path directory names longer than 11 characters (8-character name plus the 3-character extension). Failure to do so will prevent such clients from accessing the package folder, and any advertisements for programs in the package will fail on those clients.
Important If you are distributing the package to SMS version 1.2 clients, you must leave this box empty.
Other tabs in this dialog box: General, Data Source, Distribution Settings, Reporting, Security
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